Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Workflow: Access to Arcmap and Back

  1. export as .xls (with no formatting option)
  2. open w/ excel 2003 or earlier. press ctrl + A twice, do column autofit
  3. convert all double number fields to number w/ adequate number of sig digits (6 is good for decimal degrees)
  4. export as dbf
  5. import dbf to arcmap
  6. when creating shp via geoprocessing/etc name 6 chars/less and no special chars
  7. close arcmap
  8. import into access
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